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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the announced profession of the visitor that arrives after Mr. Purgon leaves?
2. What does Angelique say is more than she can bear?
3. What three characters discuss the arrival of the new doctor?
4. Who asks the new doctor his age?
5. Whom does Toinette believe loves Argan with all her heart?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why is Beralde so dismissive of the medical profession? Is his attitude influenced by his brothers obsession? Is Beralde or Argan more indicative of Moliere's opinion on the medical profession?
Essay Topic 2
Describe an instance in the play when a secret is kept. Is the truth hidden for a noble purpose? Is the objective a selfish one? How does keeping the secret make that character feel? Is lying ever a justifiable action?
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay detailing how Argan is easily fooled. Is it because of his willingness to agree with anything that supports his belief that he is ill? Is it because of the quality of the deception?
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